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Edith Butler

August 8, 1953 ~ January 2, 2021 (age 67)


Edith Butler was the third of six girls to Willie Amelia Butler and Blamis Garrett on August 8th, 1953. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. During her time in high school, she relocated to The Bronx while enrolled in the New York City Public School system.   

Edith went on to work for the New York Daily News for a few years alongside her sisters. Shortly after that, Edith relocated her familiar city roots to a quieter and calmer lifestyle in Columbia, South Carolina. Edith became a school bus driver for Richland One Transportation for 14 years until her retirement. 

Edith loved the Lord. She attended Zion Canaan Baptist Church, local to her in Columbia. In her free time, Edith enjoyed gardening and listening to gospel music. She was a very loving person and always jumped at the chance to capture a picture with family and friends. Edith also accomplished 18 years of sobriety through NA, in which she actively participated and helped others during their journey. Edith's family was essential to her, and she was always there to support her sisters, children, grandchildren, and the local community. 

On Saturday evening, January 2, 2021, Edith was called to her eternal home.

She is survived by her five children Robert, Earl, Erica, Clifton, and Korey, one daughter-in-law Adrina Georgette, three sisters Julia, Doris, Helene, three grandchildren Robert Jr., Micah, and Joshua, one nephew Edward, four nieces Tekisha, Kyshonna, Tameka, Tahiesha, and Jenny and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews to cherish her memory. 

Preceding Edith in death are her parents Willie Amelia and Blamis, and sisters Marilyn and Carolyn.

We will always carry her memory in our hearts.

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Funeral Service
January 29, 2021

1:00 PM
Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203
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